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Old 08-28-2011, 09:46 PM   #1
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What a wealth of info on this site!! Have been burning up the pixels since my wife and I decided to go trailering. We are complete newbies at this endeavor. Just picked up our 25/ inter FB and are thrilled. Quite the class act. Trying to go through all the systems this weekend parked in front of casa #1. I was amazed how nonchalantly the '08 Tundra pulled our baby. But as we used to say in flying; any one can take off, and fly straight and level, the big separator is landing. Which come to my point, posting on this part of the forum: I have the standard mirrors on my tow packaged Tundra. Can't see a freaking thing to the rear!!! Called my local Toyota dealer who is clueless about a retro-fit of the extended mirrors for the tow package. Having read the posts on this issue, I know it's been done! Anyone with a 1/2 ton Tundra been to a dealer in Ca. that has had the OEM tow mirrors installed? I live in Hollister, some 30 miles inland of the coast and Monterey bay. In fact Hollister is 30 miles from anywhere. So anyone out there in my greater vicinity let me know where to go. Would like to avoid the tacked on look if possible, but would consider an after market solution if necessary. Again you Tundra owners, the standard mirrors are quite convex on the forward facing plastic mirror holders which makes the piggyback solutions somewhat difficult. Thanks in advance for your collective help and I look forward to sharing our experiences.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:54 PM   #2
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I bought a slightly used 2010 Tundra from Walnut Creek Toyota about one year ago. It had standard mirrors. They installed original equipment Toyota towing mirrors and I have had no issues. Walnut Creek is a haul from your location but you might give them a call to see if they have a recommendation.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:14 PM   #3
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Thanks Dillon2, ain't far if I can, as Larry would say, gitter done.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:32 PM   #4
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Checkout and search for "tow mirrors" for threads on those who have made the switch.

It sounds like this is a fairly simple installation that many have done themselves, or had a local dealer do. However, this depends on which model Tundra that you have. It sounds like there are two harnesses, and the higher-end Tundra's with heated sport mirrors are the ones that have the same wiring harness as is used with the tow mirrors.
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:32 AM   #5
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hi, I tow with a 2007 tundra, can not get tow mirrors. Go to walmart and they have a set of mirrors with suck son cups, they look stupid but they work great. have towed many miles with them and am very happy.
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:16 PM   #6
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Thanks guys, just ordered the Cita mirrors.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:20 PM   #7
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Well welcome to da forums. Yes there is a wealth of info here we do that so you will be busy all the time. Remember to check out the air-hitch after you do a ride on hiway 99 or I-10 to Palm Springs. It's to hot to go to PS right now but it will be nice on the first day in November. Anyhoo tell us about your adventures in your new Airstream. And remember "if your ndt working, your not having fun".
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